Wily Fox got off the mark over hurdles at Folkestone last month and is up 5lb for a narrow margin victory. If I Had Him has superior form but hasn't raced since March 2011 and Wom's recent placed efforts have been in plating contests. Mon Desir has a shout on his second at Stratford in October and Dream Risk is not easily dismissed back over the smaller obstacles as she landed a double over timber in August though she's 10lb higher today. LISDONAGH HOUSE has been hit with an 11lb rise as he bids for a hat-trick but scored with plenty in hand at Hexham last time and is worth sticking with in his current form.
Wily Fox 7-2fav (11-12) Held up towards rear on outside, headway after 2 out (normal 3 out), led before last, soon hung right, hard pressed flat, driven out, won at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov beating Todareistodo (10-12) by nk, 8 ran.
If I Had Him (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Led, headed before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on from last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Ubi Ace (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar '11.
Mon Desir (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leader and pulled hard, blundered 3rd, lost place before 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 8, 40l behind Turn Over Sivola (11-5) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Dunaskin (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Led and keen, joined 2nd, headed before last, weakened run-in, 4th of 9, 15l behind Zaplamation (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f sell hdl (5) gs in Aug.
Wom 5-1 (11-3) Held up, headway approaching 5th, outpaced and hanging right after 3 out, mistake 2 out, stayed on to take 3rd last, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 8l behind Rowlestone Lad (11-5) at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Dream Risk (FR) 18-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders on outside, mistake 11th, weakened next, well beaten when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Carrigmorna King (11-2) at Ludlow 2m 4f beg chs (4) sft in Nov, 9 ran.
Lilac Belle 12-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, driven after 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 10, 48l behind Seedsman (11-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Ajman (IRE) 4-1fav (11-12) Held up in rear, headway on inside before 4th, led after 2 out, clear when fell last, unlucky, in a race won by Stravita (11-5) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft, 11 ran.
White Diamond 20-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Phoenix Lady (10-10) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan, 10 ran.
Lisdonagh House (IRE) 15-2 (10-3) Held up towards rear, smooth headway before 2 out, led on bit before last, stayed on strongly, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov beating Noble Scholar (9-13) by 6l, 11 ran.
Scotsbrook Legend 10-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden and headway approaching 2 out, soon chased winner, led narrowly when fell last, in a race won by Amok (11-12) at Fakenham 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Nov, 7 ran.
Catawollow 33-1 (10-7) In touch, not much room 4th, lost place after 3 out, rallied 2 out, weakened flat, 6th of 13, 10l behind Diamond's Return (10-8) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Shilpa (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Held up, ridden and weakened 5th, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind First Beauty (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Aug.